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Professionalising the care of older people: Transforming the workforce

Ingrid Eyers (University of Surrey)
Karen Bryan (University of Surrey)

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ISSN: 1471-7794

Article publication date: 1 December 2006



Key to successfully addressing the ongoing transitions being experienced in the care home sector is a transformation of the workforce. This is required in order to respond appropriately to the increasing dependency of older people moving into care homes. This article considers the policy framework surrounding the provision of care services in England and reviews the relevant research into the workforce and the changes needed if the sector is to meet the needs of vulnerable older people living in care homes. Building on present policy and practice, consideration is given to how this change could be achieved.



Eyers, I. and Bryan, K. (2006), "Professionalising the care of older people: Transforming the workforce", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 37-46.



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